What we collect
Some areas of the site require you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features (such as the NIAA Researchers' Database and grant upload forms). You will be informed at each 'information collection point' what information is required and what information is optional.
Some of this information may be personal (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, email address, login etc.)
The NIAA only collects such information when you choose to supply it to them.
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping
- Improved functionality, for example, saving your login details
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and/or our web applications.
Other cookies are used to give us feedback about the performance of our site so that we can make it as good as possible - again these do not contain personal information about you in any way.
If the cookie originates from our domain it is known as a first party cookie whereas the domains that are placed from sites other than our own are known as third party cookies. You can control whether these types of cookies are accepted by your device or not by changing the settings in your browser. Here are some examples of how you can control these cookies in the most widely used browsers in use today.
We do not recommend disabling first party cookies as these control your main preferences on the site and the log in system so your experience of our site will be affected should you choose to do this.
The NIAA uses log files generated by the web servers to analyse site usage and statistics but the files do not identify any personal information. Log file analysis helps the NIAA to understand usage patterns on the website and make improvements to the service.
Links to other websites
The NIAA takes all reasonable steps to protect any information you submit via the website, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. E.g. "Appropriate technical and organisational measures should be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data."
Where you use passwords, logins, or other special access features on this site, you also have a responsibility to take reasonable measures to safeguard them.
We will not distribute your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held about you please contact:
Miss Clare Bunnell
35 Red Lion Square
Tel: 020 7092 1726
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly rectify any mistakes and or gaps.